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Matthew 5:10 – Christian Women

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“Blessed [comforted by inner peace and God’s love] are those who are persecuted for doing that which is morally right, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever]” (Matthew 5:10, AMP). ~ Blandina – Slave Girl of Lyons A.D. 177 ~ “Christianity first came to Lyons in the early 2nd century …

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Tamar – Blessed are the Persecuted – Matthew 5:11

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“Blessed [morally courageous and spiritually alive with life-joy in God’s goodness] are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil things against you because of [your association with] me. Be glad and exceedingly joyful, for your reward in heaven is great [absolutely inexhaustible]; for in this same way they persecuted the …

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Mark 7:20-23 and Galatians 5:19-23

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“And He said, ‘Whatever comes from [the heart of] a man, that is what defiles and dishonors him. For from within, [that is] out the heart of men, come base and malevolent thoughts and schemes, acts of sexual immorality, thefts, murders, adulteries, acts of greed and covetousness, wickedness, deceit, unrestrained conduct, envy and jealousy, slander and profanity, arrogance and self-righteousness and foolishness (poor judgment). All these evil things [schemes and …

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The Christian Woman – Expect Opposition

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  As Christian woman, we need to guard our hearts.  We guard our hearts against unrighteousness, injustice, and ungodliness.  As we guard our hearts, we should expect opposition, Jesus of Nazareth calls us blessed when persecution comes,  “Blessed [comforted by inner peace and God’s love] are those who are persecuted for doing that which …